How It Happened
Rhode Island (8-23, 3-5 Atlantic 10) dropped a heartbreaker to George Washington Monday afternoon. Leading 2-0 through five innings, the Rams gave up a pair of runs in the sixth and one more in the seventh, falling 3-2 to the Colonials.
The Rams jumped in front early as Adriana Toro laced a double down the right field line to lead off the first inning. Abby Fenbert was hit by a pitch one out later, and both runners scored when Erica Robles drilled a double to the gap in right center.
The lead held until the top of the sixth when Olivia Ortlieb drew a leadoff walk and Marta Fuentes followed with a bunt single. The next batter laced a line drive, but shortstop Melanie Martire made a diving stab for the first out of the inning. Jenna Cone launched a long single to right that brought Ortlieb in to make the score 2-1. A passed ball allowed Fuentes and Cone to move into scoring position, and a sacrifice fly by Priscilla Martinez drove in Fuentes to tie the game.
In the seventh inning, Morgan Rinehart reached with one out on an infield single and stole second. She scored the eventual winning run when Rochelle Draper grounded a ball up the middle that just got through for a hit.
Inside the Box Score
- Junior Adriana Toro had three of Rhode Island's five hits in the game. She doubled, singled twice and scored one run.
- Toro has a four-game hitting streak during which she is 8-for-15 with five runs scored. She has raised her batting average 71 points over the stretch.
- Sophomore Erica Robles doubled and drove in two runs.
- Sophomore Erika Yeager singled once.
- Freshman Abby Fenbert was hit by a pitch and scored one run.
- Rhode Island is now 3-5 in A-10 play, with three of the five losses coming by one run.
- Earlier in the day, the teams completed the second game of the series, which had been suspended due to darkness Sunday. George Washington won that game, 6-1.
Stat of the Day
.481 – Junior Adriana Toro is batting .481 in eight games against Atlantic 10 competition. She is 13-for-27 with three doubles and nine runs scored in league play.
On Wednesday, Rhode Island heads to Brown for a single game. First pitch is at 3:30 p.m.